I have just returned from spending a week at the Hilton Midtown, New York. Overall it is a very good hotel which is in a fantastic location.
Upon arrival in the main reception area, I was greeted by staff and had to wait only a moment to check-in. I was upgraded to a room which was "recently refurbished". The room was a good size given it contained two double beds, full desk unit and side table/chairs. Most of the fixtures and fittings were of a good quality with a mid-size bathroom. The fixtures felt relatively new around the room and the wide-screen TV with ESPN and HBO was good.
The location is the big sell for this hotel. It is a few moments from the main shops of 5th Ave, 10 minute walk to Central Park and has good access to most Subway lines. If you need a taxi, or limousine, you can quite easily book one. Although the hotel has no formal restaurant, the Herb Fresh area does offer an opportunity to get food, although you don't really need it as there are plenty of good places to eat/drink nearby and a Starbucks across the street. The staff were very friendly throughout, all offering help and assistance to any questions I had during my stay.
However I do have a couple of criticisms. I found the room fixtures - although claiming to be new - quite tatty in places already. Several cupboards just didn't open and one handle was hanging off the wardrobe. The lights in the room are really poor, it needs full ceiling lights throughout not just two in the entrance and subsequent tiny lamps dotted around the room. The walls are incredibly thin - it was very easy to hear people in rooms either side. The lack of free wi-fi is also a real negative, as is the main entrance lobby which can feel like you are navigating a main street - some days there seemed to be a hundred or so people just hanging around in the lobby. I expected to hear some road noise from the room, but we were situated overlooking the AC units which were so noisy it did make sleeping slightly more difficult.
On the whole though I would say this is a good hotel, rooms are big and clean and the location is excellent. I would certainly give consideration to staying in this hotel on my return to New York.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated international hotel designed for both the business and leisure traveler, the New York Hilton Midtown is located in the midst of New York City’s business headquarters and media centers, conveniently near Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art, just one block from Fifth Avenue shopping, and a short stroll to Times Square, Broadway theatres, Central Park, and many more cultural attractions for which New York is famous. Equipped with modern conveniences to meet all your business and travel needs, the hotel features extensive facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton New York Hotel New York City
- Hilton New York City
- New York Hilton
- New York City Hilton